Monday, April 18, 2016

pretty little mat

Hello everyone!

Did you have a nice weekend? Our crazy Chicago weather didn't disappoint once again and in the span of 3 or 4 days we went from wearing winter coats to wearing shorts and t-shirts. Totally insane, but so greatly appreciated as we were all eager to soak up as much of that glorious sunshine as we could. I just hope we won't be back to coats in a few days. Fingers crossed :).

So, of course there was not much sewing happening here, but I did manage to finish this simple little patchwork mat. It was inspired by this beautiful mat I came across a while back.

I started off by cutting my fabric into 2.5" squares. Isn't that top Liberty print the sweetest? I had just a small piece left over from making Liberty Coin quilt , I think it makes this mat extra special :).

And, I used sashiko thread to add a bit of hand quilting. I must say, I'm in love. This was my first time using sashiko thread and I just adore its "chunky", natural look. I think I like it even better than Perle cotton I usually use. 

I loved making this mat. It was a perfect almost instant gratification project.

Here's to a week full of lovely sunshine and beautiful fabric. Svetlana


  1. Pretty. So lovely to see that splash of Liberty in there! Doesn't liberty always add a little something special to projects! Jxo

  2. I love your sweet little mat! I need something similar for spring flowers :) Thanks for the inspiration x

  3. Lovely stitching for a sweet little mat!

  4. Lovely and your hand stitching is a great addition!

  5. So cute and the quilting makes it perfect.

  6. Very, very sweet. I didn't know you live in Chicago! I wish I had arranged to meet you when we were in town for Eleni's therapies last year. darn!

  7. Just love your mat, Svetlana. Isn't it wonderful how something so simple can create so much joy? I've got to get myself some sashiko thread:)


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